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5 Wedding Hairstyles by Sarah Angius: Chic, Boho, Elegant, Glam, Whimsical

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There’s a reason Sarah Angius is one of our go-to beauty gurus — she never gets stuck in a hair or makeup rut. Daily she has new styles, new ideas. These five wedding-approved hair tutorials are sure to inspire. We’ve got every bridal style covered. Continue reading 5 Wedding Hairstyles by Sarah Angius: Chic, Boho, Elegant, Glam, Whimsical

Doable Do’s: Lilith Moon Makes Hairstyles Simple

 

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It happens to all of us: we wake up in the morning and have no idea what’s going on with our hair. It’s greasy or curly or just everywhere. Or, we have a big date (maybe?) and want to do something different with it, but we’re all out of ideas and all the tutorials on Pinterest are simply impossible. So what can you do? Easy. Check out Lilith Moon.  Continue reading Doable Do’s: Lilith Moon Makes Hairstyles Simple

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Great Hair for your Great Face!

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a stylist that could easily tell you what the best look would be for you?  Well we can’t give you that, but we can give you some great advice for a new haircut that would suit your face shape, you too can look like a million dollars – or more if you wish!

First it is most important to determine your face shape.  We have here listed photos and silhouette’s.  If you have difficulty figuring your face shape out, stand in front of a mirror with your hair pulled back in a pony-tail or pulled away from your face, using a dry-erase marker, trace the outline of your face.  Then compare your drawing to the face shapes we have presented here.

If you are looking for a new you in the new year – make sure to do some research before hitting the salon!  If you don’t use a regular hairdresser, when you have a walk-in appointment usually the salon staff will just do what you tell them.  Come prepared and knowing specifically what you don’t want. Also make sure you check for appropriate hair accessories for your new hair cut! Don’t forget to get tips and what products and tools to use to manage your style everyday!

Oval Face Shape

  

Hairstyles to Try

  • Any shape and style can be worn, whether it’s short, long, layered or bobbed.
  • The only thing to consider with an oval face shape is what part of your face you want to accentuate.
  • This is where you can get creative with bangs or how you style your hair everyday

Hairstyles to Avoid

  • The main thing to consider is to not choose hairstyles that hang in your face or eyes.
  • Or hairstyles that just cover over your beautiful face shape

Round Face Shape

  

Hairstyles to Try

  • Hairstyles with height and fullness at the crown will give the illusion of a narrower face shape, particularly those short in length.
  • Longer hairstyles or ones that are kept close to the cheeks with no width will look better.
  • Middle parts are great for creating the illusion of narrow length.
  • No bangs are the ideal as the focus point becomes the bridge of the nose, creating a more oval shape.
  • If bangs are used they should be swept across, or in the case of solid bangs, only where there is substantial height on the top.
  • Short hairstyles are great and do not suffocate small round faces.

Hairstyles to Avoid

  • Hairstyles that add volume through the sides such as chin length bob cuts, straight or kicking out in design.
  • Side parts and heavy straight across bangs create a wider shorter shape and therefore should be avoided at all costs on hairstyles without any height.

Square Face Shape

  

Hairstyles to Try

  • Wispy forward falling hair onto your face will soften yourjaw line.
  • Wearing bangs swept over to one side will create diagonal movement to minimize square shapes.
  • Short to medium length hair will also suit you, especially if the style is rounded in shape or has wispy ends.
  • Styles with height at the crown will also work in your favor.

Hairstyles to Avoid

  • Avoid blunt bobs, especially sitting at chin length with straight heavy bangs as this will accentuate your jaw line and squareness.
  • Middle parts with solid bangs can also work against you.

Heart Face Shape

 

Hairstyles to Try

  • Any textured chin-length hairstyles will suit best.
  • If bangs are wanted make sure that they are side-swept bangs not straight across as blunt cut bangs will only make your face shape shorter and wider.
  • Shoulder length cuts with wispy layers that kick out will also work very well.
  • Height on top will work but only if they belong to shoulder length or longer hairstyles.

Hairstyles to Avoid

  • Short, full hairstyles like slicked back looks that emphasize your upper face.
  • Short styles with heavy straight across bangs that create an upside down triangular shape.

Triangle Face Shape

 

Hairstyles to Try

  • Layered hairstyles will help balance and soften your prominent jaw line.
  • Styles with layers that taper at the jaw line can also be flattering.

Hairstyles to Avoid

  • Shorter is generally better than longer.
  • Avoid any hairstyle which will draw too much attention to your chin area such as straight solid bob cuts.

Diamond Face Shape

 

Hairstyles to Try

  • Hairstyles that add width at the chin area such as chin length bob cuts or shoulder length wispy kicked out looks.
  • Styles that tuck in behind the ears also work well to show off a wonderful cheek bone structure.
  • Hairstyles with straight across bangs will also work to shorten long faces, as will side parts.

Hairstyles to Avoid

  • Try and avoid short hairstyles with height on top, particularly ones without bangs.
  • Avoid styles that leave no hair on the neck area or the chin area.
  • Middle parts will add length so they should also be avoided.

Oblong Face Shape

 

Hairstyles to Try

  • Styles that are short to medium in length with longer top layers without height are best suited such as wedge and graduated bob cuts.
  • Chin and shoulder length looks that turn under or kick out also work very well to add width.
  • Straight across bangs with side parts work best.
  • Layered styles in medium and long lengths that add body in with wavy and curly textures are great for softening the straight long lines of oblong face shapes.

Hairstyles to Avoid

  • Hairstyles that add height at the crown or on top will only lengthen your face.
  • Middle parts.
  • The absence of bangs.
  • Wispy chin length styles that have no body or that don’t add width through the sides should also be avoided.

If you have up-do or accessory ideas for you specific face shape, or other face shapes SHARE in the comments below!